The Inspectorate, led by the Chief Municipal Inspector, is the integrity agency for local government in Victoria and investigates alleged offences under the Local Government Act 2020, including electoral offences.

We play an integral role in local council elections, as the primary agency to receive, assess and investigate matters and offences related to electoral provisions of the Act. This may involve candidates and/or voters and the Inspectorate works in partnership with the Victorian Electoral Commission and other agencies to ensure the integrity of elections.

We also monitor the submission of Campaign Donation Returns by candidates and may prosecute any candidate who fails to comply with the Act.

Reviewed 25 May 2021